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Police search for crook in bank heist

The FBI and Philadelphia police are searching for an unidentified robber who targeted a Northeast bank branch on Friday.


Frankford gang member sentenced to 50 years

A fourth member of a Frankford gang was ordered Friday to spend at least 50 years in state prison for the October 2006 shooting death of a Far Northeast man.


Former Resurrection priest arrested on sexual assault charges

The former assistant pastor of a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic parish has been arrested and charged with repeatedly molesting an altar boy over a three-year period.


Pot plants seized in Northwood

A Frankford man had a high-tech garden growing inside his home, but he wasn’t going to win any horticultural awards for it, Philadelphia authorities say. Instead, the healthy crop landed him in jail. On Saturday, police raided Daniel Falu’s home on the 5200 block of Large St. and allegedly found dozens of marijuana plants growing inside. The narcotics investigators also seized about 600 grams of cocaine from the house, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Authorities didn’t say what prompted the investigation.


Man involved in fatal crash waives hearing

A North Philadelphia man waived a preliminary hearing last week on charges stemming from an alcohol-related crash that claimed the life of a Wissinoming woman in February. Eric Luciano, 34, remains free on $100,000 bail pending an Oct. 9 arraignment in Common Pleas Court. He is accused of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses in connection with the Feb. 24 death of Teresa Marquard, 58, of the 6100 block of Gillespie St.


Man charged with possession of child porn

A Castor Gardens man last week waived a preliminary hearing on charges that he downloaded and shared child pornography via his personal computer.


Crime log: September 25, 2013

Aug. 26 through Sept. 5


Four hospitalized after unrelated shootings

Two unrelated shootings in the Northeast last weekend left four people hospitalized, including one alleged gunman who was wounded by a police officer.


Attorney of accused killer disputes murder confession

Malik Anderson stood over the motionless body of his lifelong friend, looked into his distant eyes and shot him nine times in the face, according to a statement that the accused killer allegedly made to police.


Police arrest robbery suspect

More than two months after releasing surveillance video of a robbery at a Wissinoming convenience store, police have announced the arrest of the suspected crook.